HDTV Wireless Broadcasting Demo At IEEE Symposium Next Week

The IEEE Broadcast Symposium has announced a demonstration of HDTV transmission of wireless LAN networks at the upcoming event. The demonstration is designed to introduce attendees to the capabilities of broadcasting HDTV via Wi-Fi and the technological advances that make it possible. According to the IEEE Broadcast Symposium:

A demonstration of HDTV transmission over a wireless LAN will be conducted at the 54th Annual IEEE Broadcast Symposium, Oct. 13 – Oct. 15, at The Hotel Washington in Washington, D.C.

The opening session, titled "Video and Audio Distribution via Wireless Broadband," will cover the latest capabilities of broadband wireless (Wi-Fi), and how it can be used to support HDTV local distribution. The session will also address recent advances in PC graphic processors and CPU processing power that allows real-time decoding, HDTV displays, and the associated audio signal on a laptop computer.

The session concludes with the HDTV transmission demo to be conducted by the Communications Research Center Canada. Also on the agenda is a real-time streaming of the session presentation viewgraphs and audio at HDTV quality, distributed over wireless LAN to audiences.

Other convention highlights:

  • Technical program - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, Oct. 13 – Oct. 15
  • Special Wednesday evening session on "DTV Repacking Transition Issues"
  • IEEE/AFCCE Joint Luncheon 12:30 p.m., Oct. 14
  • Cocktail reception 6 p.m., Oct. 14
  • Annual IEEE BTS Awards Luncheon 12:30 p.m., Oct. 15

You can find more information about the demonstration at the IEEE Broadcast Symposium Web site.

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